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Progress Report An Update on WHO’s Work on FGM

World Health Organisation, 2010
http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2011/WHO_RHR_11.18_eng.pdf

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Vintage, 2010
ISBN 978-0-307-38709-7

Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Free Press, 2008
ISBN 0743289692 

Slave: My True Story
Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis
Virago Press, 2007
ISBN 1844081168

Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discourses
Obioma Nnaemeka
Praeger, 2005
ISBN 9780897898652

The Hospital by the River
Catherine Hamlin with John Little
Pan Australia, 2008
ISBN 9780330424622 

Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide
Anika Rahman and Nahid Toubia (Editors)
Zed Books, 2006
ISBN 1 85649 773 9

Female Genital Mutilation
Comfort Momoh
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2005
ISBN 1 85775 693 2

Desert Flower
Waris Dirie
Virago Press, 2001
ISBN 1860497586 

Do They Hear You When You Cry
Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir
Delta, 1999
ISBN 978-0-385-31994-2 

Aman : The Story of a Somali Girl
Aman, Janice Boddy and Virginia Lee Barnes
Bloombury, 1995
ISBN 9780747520221

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Geraldine Brooks
Anchor, 1995
ISBN: 978-0-385-47577-8 

Possessing the Secret of Joy
Alice Walker
Vintage, 1993
ISBN: 9780099224112

The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation of Females
Fran P. Hosken
Women’s International Network News, 4th edition, 2005
 
Global Technical Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2007
http://www.unfpa.org/gender/fgm2007

Female Genital Mutilation : Report of a WHO Technical Working Group
World Health Organization. 1996. Geneva, 17-19 July 1995. Geneva, World Health Organization.

Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Free Press, 2008
ISBN 0743289692 

Slave: My True Story
Mende Nazer and Damien Lewis
Virago Press, 2007
ISBN 1844081168

Female Circumcision and the Politics of Knowledge: African Women in Imperialist Discourses
Obioma Nnaemeka
Praeger, 2005
ISBN 9780897898652

The Hospital by the River
Catherine Hamlin with John Little
Pan Australia, 2008
ISBN 9780330424622 

Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide
Anika Rahman and Nahid Toubia (Editors)
Zed Books, 2006
ISBN 1 85649 773 9

Female Genital Mutilation
Comfort Momoh
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, 2005
ISBN 1 85775 693 2

Do They Hear You When You Cry
Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir
Delta, 1999
ISBN 978-0-385-31994-2 

Aman : The Story of a Somali Girl
Aman, Janice Boddy and Virginia Lee Barnes
Bloombury, 1995
ISBN 9780747520221

Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Geraldine Brooks
Anchor, 1995
ISBN: 978-0-385-47577-8 

Possessing the Secret of Joy
Alice Walker
Vintage, 1993
ISBN: 9780099224112

The Hosken Report: Genital and Sexual Mutilation of Females
Fran P. Hosken
Women’s International Network News, 4th edition, 2005
 
Global Technical Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2007
http://www.unfpa.org/gender/fgm2007

Female Genital Mutilation : Report of a WHO Technical Working Group
World Health Organization. 1996. Geneva, 17-19 July 1995. Geneva, World Health Organization.

Female Genital Mutilation: Information Pack. 
World Health Organisation, Geneva. 1996
World Health Organisation Division of Family Health

 


 

DVDs

Desert Flower (2009)
This film is the autobiography of a Somalian nomad who was circumcised at three and sold into marriage at 13, fled from Africa and later became a supermodel in the United States and is now, at the aged of 38, the United Nations spokeswoman against FGM.

Moolaade (2004)
Moolaadé is a film from Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene. The film is an inspiring story that looks at the story of the women of a small village in Burkina Faso who rebel against female genital mutilation. 

 


Last Updated: 23 May 2013 

 

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